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Old 07-25-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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If I had to do it again I would buy a smaller, newer house for what I paid for my 1950's money pit. I love my house and my neighborhood, but you do have a lot of expenses with an older home...

Plumbing
A/C
Windows that you're able to open
Roof
Floors
etc.....
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's input. Waccamatt, your page is a great way to get to know Columbia - I enjoyed looking at all the neighborhood pics. I know that older homes require a lot of upkeep, but I still want one! At least know what we are getting into because we both deal with these issues at work every day, and we are skilled enough to do some of the work (window and woodwork restoration, plaster repair, etc.) ourselves.

For those of you who mentioned Rosewood and Elmwood Park - I'm finding homes in those neighborhoods and in Earlewood for $200,000 - $250,000 - what are your opinions about the makeup of those neighborhoods? I live in a very diverse neighborhood in Chicago (Logan Square), and I like that aspect of living in the city. Are there active community/neighborhood organizations?

Thanks again for your help.
ER
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I live very close to Earlewood Park and I love it. Earlewood is diverse in every sense of the word.
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Carolinas
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Elmwood was diverse. i don't think as much as Earlewood is but there is diversity in Elmwood Park
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